Customs and international trade in Thailand

Baker McKenzie LLP

Baker McKenzie LLP is highly active in this area, working on trade and customs litigation, commercial contracts as well as a variety of non-contentious customs matters. Pornapa Luengwattanakit co-leads the team, he handles trade competition matters and anti-dumping investigations for Japanese, Chinese and Indian companies. Panya Sittisakonsin advises on the tax aspects of international trade and has experience of customs litigation. Suriyong Tungsuwan's work relates to foreign investment and is co- head of the Japan Advisory Group, where he offers decades of experience.

Work highlights

  • Representing IRPC PCL in an anti-dumping investigation initiated by Australia concerning the imports of High density polyethylene from United States, South Korea, Thailand, and Singapore.
  • Representing GC Marketing Solutions Co. Ltd. in an anti-dumping investigation initiated by Australia concerning the imports of High density polyethylene from United States, South Korea, Thailand, and Singapore.
  • Representing PTT Global Chemical PCL in an anti-dumping investigation initiated by Australia concerning the imports of High density polyethylene from United States, South Korea, Thailand, and Singapore.

Tilleke & Gibbins

Tilleke & Gibbins' customs and international trade practice is noted for advice and representation on customs classifications and valuations, anti-dumping compliance and import/export licensing. The team is jointly led by Michael Ramirez and Kasamesunt Teerasitsathaporn. The duo provide wide expertise on range of disputes in this area; Teerasitsathaporn works on customs disputes while Ramirez is well-regarded for his Thai customs and international trade market knowledge.

Key clients

Amec Foster Wheeler (Thailand)

Colgate-Palmolive

Daimler

Oculus VR

Pepsi-Cola

Red Bull GMBH

Siam Kubota

Tao Kae Noi

Work highlights

  • Representing  a global, leading producer of vitamins, minerals, and nutritional supplements regarding  rules of origin and ASEAN FTA claims before the Thai Customs Department.
  • Advising a global tyre company in a customs valuation and classification claim worth several million dollars.
  • Representing one of the world’s largest computer hardware manufacturers in a landmark case relating to the interpretation of the PRC-Thailand FTA.